Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations.
Provides critical care support to the nursing staff in all areas of the hospital to include transport of critically ill patients, member of the code team, rapid response team, and acute stroke team. Educates staff and provides team member development. Reports to Patient Care Director.
1. Care Delivery/Therapeutic Interventions Criteria A:
Adheres to established Nursing Standards of Practice to include: Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation. Care Delivery/Therapeutic Interventions Criteria B: Participates in a committee as designated by Patient Care Director. Care Delivery/Therapeutic Interventions Criteria C: Administers medication/IV solution according to Norwalk Hospital policy/procedure and consults appropriate resources for information as needed. Care Delivery/Therapeutic Interventions Criteria D: Develop, plan, initiate and evaluate patient care interventions within the scope of practice for the unit and the organization.
2. - Crisis Management Criteria A:
Responds to cardiac arrest/trauma alerts/stroke alerts/rapid response team in a timely manner and is supportive of team efforts. Will conduct post arrest debriefings and forward to critical care educator. - Crisis Management Criteria B: Specific duties may include providing nursing care of the patient from resuscitation through inpatient admission. Assists the staff nurse with the patient that has a change in status warranting immediate intervention and potential transfer to critical care areas, as a member of the rapid response team. - Crisis Management Criteria C: Transports critically ill patients to procedures and tests as requested. - Crisis Management Criteria D: Direct staff member and independently assign responsibilities as needed during an emergent situation.
3. Clinical Resource / Support Criteria A:
Is a resource and supports staff with clinical problems that may arise and assures standards and protocols are followed. Clinical Resource / Support Criteria B: Facilitates interdisciplinary patient care to provide quality outcomes. Clinical Resource / Support Criteria C: Responds to the needs of the unit in a timely manner.
4. Professional & Personal Responsibilities Criteria A:
Pursues professional education to meet the needs of current position and professional goals. Professional & Personal Responsibilities Criteria B: Participates in Nursing/Hospital committees. Professional & Personal Responsibilities Criteria C: Participates in professional organizations, maintains and updates educational records and attends annual required reviews. Professional & Personal Responsibilities Criteria D: Hold self and others accountable for actions and outcomes.
5. Coordination / Consultation Criteria A:
Attends shift report and or bed meeting and in collaboration with the nursing team, prioritizes areas of the most acute need, to support both patient and staff member needs. Maintains contact with the clinical nurse manager throughout the shift. Coordination / Consultation Criteria B: Shares expertise with nursing / hospital personnel as requested. Coordination / Consultation Criteria C: Serves as a resource and support person to nursing / hospital staff. patients and their families. Coordination / Consultation Criteria D: When involved in a clinical situation that requires decision making and prioritization of needs, independently and appropriately directs other staff members in care of the patient to meet the needs of the patient and the clinical area.
6. - Team Building / Staff Development Criteria A:
Participates in the development of team members during clinical calls and consistently teaches staff members during the event , by among other means during their work.. Tracks and trends staff educational needs and communicates with the Education, Standards and Research Department. - Team Building / Staff Development Criteria B: Coordinates and facilitates interdisciplinary patient care to provide quality outcomes. - Team Building / Staff Development Criteria C: Observes and identifies staff learning need / competencies and provides an environment for learning. Educates staff utilizing various modes of teaching consistent with adult learning. - Team Building / Staff Development Criteria D: Facilitates critical thinking of staff members in caring for patients. Identifies opportunities for teaching and encourages staff to include all pertinent information related to patient care when decisions are made.
7. Human Resources Management Criteria A:
Assists with staff development and gives input into performance evaluations. Human Resources Management Criteria B: Promotes continuing education by encouraging staff to participate in educational offerings within or outside the institution. Human Resources Management Criteria C: Participates in the interviewing process for new staff and makes recommendation for hiring. Provides input for staffs' annual review. Assists with completion of unit based competencies in collaboration with the manager and educator. Human Resources Management Criteria D: Provides staff development concerning diagnostic studies, disease entities, policy or procedural changes and other areas leading to an enhancement of knowledge or skills.
8. Leadership Criteria A:
Serves as a change agent assisting others in understanding the importance, necessity, impact and process of change. Leadership Criteria B: Demonstrates the value of life long learning through one's own example. Leadership Criteria C: Is a positive example and promotes a positive and creative work environment. Promotes positive working relationships between units.
9. Performs other duties as assigned.
10. Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position.
RN License in Connecticut; BSN required. Minimum of 2 years experience in a critical care setting.
ACLS certification, BLS (HCP) certification, NIHSS certification, IV certified, PALS certification within 1 year, TNCC within 1 year. Certified to conscious sedation standards.
Norwalk-34 Maple St
12 hour shifts 7:00a - 7:30p and 7:00p - 7:30a
Nursing Rapid Response Team
- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
- Basic Life Support
- Intravenous Therapy
- Registered Nurse
- Significant manual skills / motor coord & finger dexterity
- Significant occupational risk
- Very Heavy effort. May exert up to 50 lbs. force
- Some exposure to dirt, odors, noise, human waste, etc.
EOE, including disability/vets.
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